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Le Gothique

Le Gothique seems to have undergone a spring clean since our last visit. The garden is as lovely as ever but the downstairs bar area is entirelty repainted and now has a "clubby" feel with deep leather dining chairs and huge thick solid oak wooden tables. We ate from both the £17.50 menu (up from £15 on our last visit) and the a la carte . The onion soup served in a cottage loaf is still there so is the pork and rabbit terrine. Both mainstays of the old menu. But there is evidence of a new pair of hands in the kitchen? My "three mash" sea bass was wonderfully presented one spoon of celeriac mash, one of carrot infused mash, and one with a hint of garlic served with a smallish fillet of crispy skinned sea-bass. This was one of three specials on the menu which has lost it's long a la carte in favour of a slimmed down version plus daily specials. My last visit was in 2006 and although I liked it then, this is somewhat of an improvement. Hence my suspicion of a new influence in the kitchen. Our desserts, a chocolate fondant with liquid centre and a perfectly executed tart tatin were served with a complimentary dessert wine and a shot of calvados. Go now while these guys are out to impress with both quality AND price.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Overall rating 9 stars
Food 8 | Service 8 | Atmosphere 8 | Value for money 10

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